Tag: drop in fuels

New $40 million funding announcement for military, aviation biofuels from DOE

New $40 million funding announcement for military, aviation biofuels from DOE

June 19, 2012 |

DOE releases its latest $40 million funding opportunity, for aviation and military biofuels; lignocellulosic and algal feedstock components. In Washington, the DOE released details of a long-awaited funding opportunity announcement for advanced biofuels for aviation and military applications, titled “Innovative Pilot and demonstration-scale production of advanced biofuels.” According to the DOE, “the intent of this […]

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Shell busts a move: builds drop-in biofuels pilot plant in Texas

Shell busts a move: builds drop-in biofuels pilot plant in Texas

February 28, 2012 |

While confusion reigneth on Shell’s plans for cellulosic ethanol, the company quietly builds a drop-in biofuels pilot plant in Texas, based on Virent’s bioforming technology. For some time, Shell watchers in the biofuels sphere have been hard pressed to determine exactly how the company will proceed in developing out its advanced biofuels strategy. After a […]

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Drop-in biofuels pilot plant mulled for Washington state

Drop-in biofuels pilot plant mulled for Washington state

December 15, 2011 |

In Washington state, partially in thanks to the $80 million, five year USDA grant to the University of Washington and Washington State University for biofuels research, a drop-in fuel pilot plant at WSU-Tri Cities is under development that is intended to be feedstock agnostic. The facility could be commercial scale in five years.

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Researchers pioneer thermal deoxygenation as path to drop-in biofuels

Researchers pioneer thermal deoxygenation as path to drop-in biofuels

November 3, 2011 |

In Maine, researchers at the University of Maine have developed a process that turn cellulosic materials and MSW into hydrocarbon fuel oil that can be used like a drop-in fuel, though it would need to be refined like any other fossil-based oil in order to meet emissions standards when used in vehicles. The process is […]

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DOE awards $36M to six projects for drop-in fuels, chemicals

DOE awards $36M to six projects for drop-in fuels, chemicals

June 13, 2011 |

LS9, Virent, Genomatica, HCL CleanTech among the winners, as DOE fosters replacement of “entire barrel of oil” in latest funding round In Washington, US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects that will advance the technology improvements and process integration needed to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and […]

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Bracketology: Which 3 of 6 will win in NABC drop-in fuels consortium cut-off?

Bracketology: Which 3 of 6 will win in NABC drop-in fuels consortium cut-off?

[ 3 ] March 18, 2011 |

The NABC drop-in biofuels consortium now six months underway, approaches a Fall 2011 decision point. Three technologies out of six will advance. Who will win, who might lose out? Make your own picks in our Digest NABC Bracket Contest. Enter the Digest’s NABC Bracket Contest, here. One lucky winner will receive a free pass to […]

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Solar liquid fuels: Most-Read Stories of the Year #6

Solar liquid fuels: Most-Read Stories of the Year #6

[ 0 ] July 26, 2010 |

Fuel from thin Air – or solar liquid fuels, as they have come to be known, proved immensely popular this past year. Profiles on Joule Unlimited (drop in fuels produced directly from CO2 and sunlight) and a report on a collaboration between JBEI and LS9 to re-engineer e.coli to produce renewable diesel directly from cellulosic […]

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